The Great Flood of 1934

The Great Flood of 1934 (HM2HDV)

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N 34° 12.839', W 118° 14.104'

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On this site American Legion Post 288 once stood. The great flood swept through its walls shortly after midnight on New Year's Day, taking with it 12 local residents. Most had taken refuge inside from the torrential rain and two were dedicated Red Cross volunteers, Myrtle Adams and Vera De Woody Kahn. Many others from the Crescenta Valley lost their lives to the massive debris flows. Injuries were numerous and property loss overwhelming. Thanks to the sacrifice of local taxpayers and the efforts of county, state and federal agencies, a network of debris basins and flood channels was completed in 1938, preventing a repetition of the disaster. This plaque has been created in memory of those who perished.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByHistorical Society of the Crescenta Valley; CV Town Council; and Michael D. Antonivich, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
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Date Added Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 386227 N 3786571
Decimal Degrees34.21398333, -118.23506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 12.839', W 118° 14.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 12' 50.34" N, 118° 14' 6.24" W
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